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I guess we have to get used to it. Privacy is dead! Yahoo’s new privacy policies.

With all of the recent news and headlines about Facebook and all the big tech companies tracking us, sharing our information with little or no options for us to do anything about it. I’ve been thinking why isn’t Yahoo in the news? They certainty should be.

I don’t want government involved in much of anything with the exception of the way the founders originally planned for government involvement in states and our personal lives. But I think there should be some type of legislation that forbids these big tech companies from collecting, storing or sharing our personal info. There should be some way to do it.

Oath revamps Yahoo and AOL privacy policies to allow email, photo scans

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You want to talk about gun violence?

Last night I caught part of Bill OReilly’s weekly Newsmax interview, he talked about a 2016 stat “Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq”. I had never heard about that before. I thought how amazing it is that the Mainstream media doesn’t cover that, what a shame.

“Chicago’s murder rate is spiralling out of control. Killings in the Windy City have already surpassed the 500 mark this year, more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The city hasn’t experienced a single day without a homicide since February of last year and the murder rate is at a 20-year high. The majority of the victims are young black men from a small number of neighborhoods in the city.” SEP 8, 2016:Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq [Infographic]

“This is a RUSH transcript from “The O’Reilly Factor,” April 21, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

O’REILLY: “FACTOR Follow-up” segment tonight, death and destruction in Chicago. After the brutal winter there, the spring season has ushered in more violent death.” Death and destruction in Chicago

RAHM EMANUEL does not like the description of Chicago as a tale of two cities. Yet in the last few days the discrepancy between the prosperous, glossy neighbourhoods downtown and on the north side, which are thriving more than ever since Mr Emanuel took over as mayor in 2010, and the poor, violent south of the city was highlighted once more. First came the good news with predictions that the Windy City is on track this year to break its own record of 54m annual tourist visits—up from 39m in 2010. Then on September 25th followed grim reading: the publication of the annual crime statistics of the FBI showed Chicago’s murder rate is again one of the highest in the country.”  Sep 26th 2017:Chicago accounted for 22% of a nationwide increase in murders last year

From my site, News and Headlines

“The city’s scary record of 343 homicides in 2017 affirms the city’s well-known reputation as a dangerous place to live. Even if 2018 has fewer homicides, it doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that this year’s homicide rate will be high. Until the city substantially reduces its homicide and other crimes rates, people will continue to view the city as dangerous and be reluctant to stay or move here.

The city’s public school system is a disaster. Last year, some of the schools had zero students who were proficient in math.” What’s causing Baltimore’s population loss? It’s no mystery

“This week on Bill’s weekly Newsmax interview, Bill reflects on the March for Our Lives that took place over the weekend and explains the manipulation that is occurring. Stormy Daniels interviewed with ‘60 minutes’, most people are saying that the interview has dropped flat and nothing came out of it. As that may be the case, hear why these accusations are not going to stop and President Trump will see no to the issue. Watch the full interview at BillOReilly.com, each week.” Bill’s Weekly Newsmax Interview

Just some things to think about with all the “Gun Violence” rhetoric and “Gun Control” going around with Chicago having some of the most strictest gun control laws in the country.

God Bless America and you. Stay safe!image001

Tough call. Illegal on 4th taxpayer funded liver transplant.

Saw this on Facebook this morning from the  TheBlackSphere 

Illegal Receives 3 LIVERS Ahead of American Citizens

“No America citizen should have to fight to be put ahead of illegals. But such is the case when Democrats crave new voters.

And that’s why Americans find ourselves in jeopardy. Along with double the crimes committed by illegals, their status notwithstanding, there exist other perils.”

Looked into it, it’s from a 10 year old story from the LA Times but it’s still relevant today 10 years later. Are we finally going to fix Immigration this year once and for all?

Excerpts from the article, Organ transplants for immigrants stir debate in Calif.

By Anna Gorman Los Angeles Times / April 20, 2008

LOS ANGELES – “Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt brought her illegally to the United States to seek medical care. She underwent two liver transplants at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the state.

But when Puente turned 21 in June, she aged out of her state-funded health insurance and the ability to continue treatment at UCLA.

Late last month Puente learned of another, little-known option for patients with certain healthcare needs. If she notified US Citizenship and Immigration Services that she was in the country illegally, state health officials might grant her full coverage through Medi-Cal, the state health services assistance program for the poor. Puente did so, her benefits were restored, and she is awaiting a fourth transplant at UCLA.

Puente’s case highlights two controversial issues: Should illegal immigrants receive liver transplants in the United States and should taxpayers pick up the cost?

The average cost of a liver transplant and first-year follow-up is nearly $490,000, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Donor livers are in scarce supply. In California, nearly 3,700 people are on a waiting list for livers, according to the network. Last year, more than 90 percent were given to US citizens.”

Heres another article, Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients

“Ana Puente, 21, is waiting for her fourth liver transplant. Puente is an undocumented immigrant.

The state funded the procedures for these young illegal migrants. But when they hit 21, coverage passed to L.A. County, which doesn’t have the resources to implant the new organs they both needed again.”

From ALIPAC Thread: Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients

“If illegal immigrants inform the state in writing that U.S. immigration services “is aware of their presence and does not plan to deport them,” they could be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal, said Norman Williams, spokesman for the state health department. Medical condition is one factor that would make immigrants eligible for coverage. 

The immigrants send a form to Citizenship and Immigration Services, but the agency said it does not respond to patients or make any promises about their immigration status.

Looking to the future

Dr. Sue V. McDiarmid, medical director of UCLA’s pediatric liver transplant program, said that she regrets not being able to continue treatment for every patient but that it would not be “financially responsible” to waive all fees. She said the university does follow up with its patients once they are under county care.

“It is just not our philosophy to dump patients,” McDiarmid said. “When things go wrong, it truly is a heartbreaker.”

But she said liver transplantation is more than a surgical procedure; doctors have to consider whether the patient will have access to healthcare and medication in the long run. 

“If we felt at any time that we were transplanting a liver into a person that the hope of any long-term outcome was very poor, we shouldn’t be doing the transplant,” she said.

McDiarmid said, however, that doctors do not ask about a patient’s immigration status.

The larger problem, she said, is that the state healthcare system cuts off illegal immigrants who were covered as children. “We took care of those undocumented children because we thought, and the state thought, that it was the right thing to do,” she said. “Why would we as a society then turn our backs on them?”

Puente is not the only young transplant patient who has shown up for county care recently. Dr. Andrew Stolz, who directs the liver consultation service at County-USC as well as the county’s outpatient Roybal Liver Clinic, said the facility is treating about 10 liver transplant patients who aged out of California Children’s Services and no longer have insurance. 

Though he does not know how many of these patients are immigrants, Stolz said those who are here legally could apply for full-scope Medi-Cal to cover a liver transplant. 

Repeat transplants, which are not uncommon, can be necessary if the patients’ bodies reject the livers at the time of the transplant or while they are on medication, or if the transplant livers develop hepatitis C, Stolz said.

Jose Lopez said he came to the U.S. with his mother illegally as a child. Soon after, he contracted hepatitis A and received his first liver transplant. Eight years later, he got cirrhosis and received another transplant. 

Both were performed at UCLA and paid for by the state.

As his 21st birthday approached, his mother, Maria Elena Lopez, searched for clinics that might agree to treat her son. She applied for Medi-Cal for him but has not received a response.

Her son turned 21 on Aug. 7. He said the UCLA doctors gave him extra medications to hold him over.”

Published November 28, 2010 U.S. Organ Transplant Program Caters To Hispanics

“He’s a latino doctor and you can almost hear the pride in his voice when he reads the statistic. Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo says that kidney transplants for Hispanics have almost doubled at his Chicago hospital, and some of the patients come from as far away as Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.

The reason? They are all interested in the only known transplant program in the United States conducted entirely in Spanish and tailored to the unique needs of Hispanic patients.”

People know if they can get to America, America and Americans are a compassionate people, (there can be no doubt about that!) we’ll take care of them.

But, as one articles asks, what about the Americans that may die as a result of an illegal getting the liver instead of them?

If we took care of the immigration problem we wouldn’t have to deal with it. Maybe if people stayed in their own countries they might be forced to deal with or fix their own problems.

That sounds cold no doubt but look at the shape the country is in. The people are tired of taking care of everyone else at the expense of our own people. Who else does this? You don’t see people going to any other countries for this stuff.

Look at the shape California is in because of Illegal Immigration and the liberals are double downing on their left-wing agenda sacrificing American citizens as they do.

Think medical coast are to high? Don’t think stuff like this is helping to bring it down.

I know of a lot of seniors that can’t afford and struggle to pay for their medication and medical bills. What about the homeless crises? The Vet’s? I know for a fact, personally people in California on SSDI that got their benefits cut and have to pay more “out of pocket expense” coincidentally about three months after California decided to start paying for Illegals medical.

So I don’t know. I liked the SOTU address last night, not to thrilled about the amnesty part for 2+ million but if if thats what it takes to finally fix the problem lets “get er done” and get on with MAGA!

Thats my two cents anyways, have any thoughts?

GOD bless America and you.

INCYMI: Coming 9/16/2017 Mother Of All Rallies. Patriot Unification Gathering.

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America First patriot rally in support of American values, American culture, American traditions, and of course President Donald Trump. Our goal is to rally 1 million patriots to Washington DC to send a shock-wave message to the world that they have to go through us to take this country or change its culture. This is a not for profit event and all the credit goes to all the participating patriots and not particular individuals or groups. This is about America First. This is about protecting and supporting President Donald Trump, protecting our Constitution, and protecting our flag and all that it stands for.
Do your part by participating and spreading the word.
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THERE ARE NO FLAGS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT EXCEPT FOR AMERICAN FLAGS. THAT IS BECAUSE THE ONLY FLAG THAT UNIFIES US ALL IS THE AMERICAN RED WHITE AND BLUE FLAG. NO CONFEDERATE FLAGS ALLOWED
THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN RALLY. ITS NOT A LEFT OR RIGHT RALLY. WE CONDEMN RACISTS OF ALL COLORS AND SUPREMACY OF ALL COLORS. OUR PATRIOTS ARE OF ALL COLORS AND WE ARE UNITING UNDER OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. WE ARE AMERICANS AND OUR COLOR SHOULDN’T MATTER. ANYONE WHO WOULD PROTEST THIS RALLY IS PROTESTING AMERICA AND SHOWING THEMSELVES TO BE THE VERY DOMESTIC ENEMIES OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WARNED US ABOUT. ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO SILENCE US IS COMMITTING A DIRECT ASSAULT ON OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF FREE ASSEMBLY
Silent Majority To Roar MOAR

MOAR, a grassroots movement, announces its first nationwide rally to peacefully unite in honor
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Due to increasing political and social unrest, many believe that core American values,
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We are uniting in honor of the United States of America; all people regardless of race,
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Healthcare: USA ranked 37th in world. Time for a revolution.

According to Steve Hilton “it’s time for a revolution, to take on the corruption in the healthcare industry” and I agree.

Take the time to watch these three videos on the corruption in the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical and hospitals and how politics, politicians and government have an effect on it. It’ll make your stomach turn.

It’s time to get the lobbyists politicians and campaign contributions out of the healthcare industry and let the free market truly work.

Following the videos are sum stats and good articles.

“The real reason we’re in this mess on health care is because it costs too much.” Swamp Watch: Health care and pharmaceuticals 

“Health care is not a fair market, it’s a rigged market” Swamp Watch: Hospitals 

“Americans are being poorly served by health insurers” Swamp Watch: Health insurance companies 

The 16 countries with the world’s best healthcare systems

“World Health Organization Assesses the World’s Health Systems

The World Health Organization has carried out the first ever analysis of the world’s health systems. Using five performance indicators to measure health systems in 191 member states, it finds that France provides the best overall health care followed among major countries by Italy, Spain, Oman, Austria and Japan.

The findings are published today, 21 June, in The World Health Report 2000 – Health systems: Improving performance*.

*Copies of the Report can be ordered from bookorders@who.ch.

The U.S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance, the report finds. The United Kingdom, which spends just six percent of GDP on health services, ranks 18 th . Several small countries – San Marino, Andorra, Malta and Singapore are rated close behind second- placed Italy.” More here.> World Health Organization Assesses the World’s Health Systems

“Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10, and the United States finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, released Friday.

Among nations with more than a million souls, top honours for 2015 went to Switzerland, followed by Sweden and Norway, though the  gold standard remains tiny Andorra, a postage stamp of a country nestled between Spain (No. 8) and France (No. 15).

Iceland (No. 2), Australia (No. 6), Finland (No. 7), the Netherlands (No. 9) and financial and banking centre Luxembourg rounded out the first 10 finishers, according to a comprehensive study published in the medical journal The Lancet.

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan (No. 11) are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of .

The United States—where a Republican Congress wants to peel back reforms that gave millions of people access to health insurance for the first time—ranked below Britain, which placed 30th.” More here.> Which countries have the best healthcare?

“A comparison of health systems in 11 wealthy nations has found the US falling short by multiple measures, while the UK’s National Health Service leads in several categories.

“We measured performance quality across five domains, and the USA fell short in all five,” says Eric Schneider of the Commonwealth Fund think tank in Washington DC. The domains were ease of access to healthcare, how equal access is to people of different incomes, administrative efficiency, how well the care process works for people who use it, and how good the health outcomes are.” More here.> US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best

Excerpts from a excellent article, link to full article follows. An Interview With Medical Historian James Mohr

Q. Is government involvement in health care un-American?

“A. There is a long American tradition of public responsibility for health. In the 19th century, for instance, states devoted as much as 30 percent of their budgets to public mental health care. And when it became clear that vaccination actually worked against smallpox, state after state created labs to provide vaccines free of charge to citizens. So to say it’s un-American is profoundly wrongheaded.

Is the current system broken?

It can’t be sustained as it is right now if we care about the public’s overall health. We can’t afford it. The World Health Organization ranks the U.S. 38th in health-care quality, below Dominica and Costa Rica and above Slovenia and Cuba. Meanwhile, per capita we’re spending half again as much as our nearest competitor.

What’s the key problem?

Nowhere else are doctors paid the way they are here, or allowed to have such absolute autonomy. Decisions made in the 19th century created an occupation that almost guarantees a handsome income and high status, but offered few incentives to be rigorous about internal discipline: It’s still almost impossible to lose a medical license. As a result, medical mistake rates are stupefying: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die annually from medical errors.”

How do we fix it?

“Doctors have a vested interest in you getting sick. They are paid to get you better—and generally the more that costs the more they make. We need to change that incentive. If doctors were salaried—and we can afford handsome salaries—to maintain people’s health in the most effective, not most expensive, manner, we would have a far better structure. Around the country there are plenty of small practices and some big ones that do that and work very well indeed.

What’s the biggest worry?

No change. Making no progress. We won’t revolutionize the system overnight. Change will be incremental on myriad fronts. But we have to be world leaders instead of lagging. We have to find ways to combine what is positive and unique about our system while eliminating the historical anomalies that make it unsustainable.” More here.> What’s Wrong With American Healthcare?

World Health Statistics

WHO’s annual World Health Statistics reports present the most recent health statistics for the WHO Member States.

All reports are available for download in Adobe PDF and excel when applicable.> DOWNLOAD THE REPORTS

AS always God bless America and you.